Welcome to Child Nutrition Services!
Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.
The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.
Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
Once a week meal distribution - Families will be provided for each child 5 days of meals (7 lunches and 7 breakfasts) to take home for the week with special directions for proper storage and preparation of meals at home. The drive-thru/walk up will be available between 11:00 AM-1:00 PM at Castroville Elementary, Prunedale Elementary and North Monterey County High School. In addition, there will be extended hours from 5-7 PM at NMC High School.
Meals can be picked up at any location – Please remember your Student ID card when picking up meals.
Monday August 3rd – Student ID cards for meals will start being distributed
Monday August 10th – Meal Distribution locations will be expanded and Student ID cards that have not been picked up will be distributed with the homework packets
Monday August 17th – Student ID card required to pick up meals for students
To help speed up the process:Please write legibly on a large piece of paper your Student(s) "lunch" ID number and the name and age of any or non registered children and display on your car dash when entering the line.
- Please be prepared to pop your car trunk so that staff can safely place meal bags in your car.
- If utilizing the walk up service area, please bring a wagon or stroller to transport bags. One bag will be distributed per child, and the bags weigh 15-20 pound each.
- Due to emergency waiver guidelines, children will no longer be required to be present in order to receive their meals. Please be prepared to provide basic information such as number and ages of children 18 and under and their school “lunch” ID number. All families are welcome even if children are not school age or enrolled in our schools.
Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication
Below is the specific language that LEAs must include when notifying households about the EITC. This language is in RTC Section 19854:
Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at www.irs.gov.
You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website atwww.ftb.ca.gov.
There are many options for notifying households about the EITC which may include in–person, electronic, mail, flyers, or by phone.
For additional information, refer to the IRS EITC web page at https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/earned-income-tax-credit or the California EITC Web page at https://www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/faq/net/900.shtml.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to
USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.